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MISSION< < < < < <

  • The Commodity Buyer is responsible for having the skills necessary to lead the regional and global cross-functional team when applicable, in the development and implementation of global commodity strategies as assigned<
  • These include but are not limited to commodity supply positioning, core supplier preferences, bid list development, market trends and footprint, commodity cost structure, current and future business plan, and future action plan to achieve the intended results<
  • In addition, the Commodity Buyer is responsible for achieving aggressive material cost reduction targets for assigned commodities<
  • The Commodity Buyer will manage the suppliers within an Extended Enterprise framework in support of the team in accordance with the Purchasing Responsibility Matrix<
  • Domestic and international travel is required<
  • This is a salaried exempt position< < < < < <


  • Responsible to work with legal department to insure the legal soundness of the contractual relationships between POAI and its supply base, within scope assigned<
  • This includes but not limited to, Master Agreements, Financial Improvement Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and Consignment Agreements<
  • Responsible to report out the monthly material cost reduction actual verses target for assigned commodities<
  • Support Program Buyer request for quotations (RFQs) to support POAI’s production and pre-production requirements (components, materials, and component tooling) and ensure the alignment with the Global Commodity Strategies<
  • Support and approve sourcing decisions and ensure alignment with Global Commodity Strategies<
  • Support and approve purchase orders for all program requirements throughout the program life cycle< < < < < <

    ACTIVITIES< < < < <

  • Lead VAVE activity from idea generation to implementation, by working directly with suppliers, program teams, and plants to drive cost reductions<
  • Develop and implement Cost Models and Cost Estimating Tools for assigned commodities<
  • Conduct supplier development assessment audits for current and potential new suppliers as necessary<
  • Assist in the establishment and work on the realization of supply base performance targets through the Supplier Scorecard<
  • Work closely with the manufacturing plants to establish an effective supply base<
  • Actively support Program Team cross-functional reviews<
  • Develop, maintain, and publish appropriate documentation as required by the applicable purchasing procedures<
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement and corrective action activities<
  • Prepare correspondence for internal and external purposes
  • Support other department positions and special projects as needed<
  • Other duties as assigned< < < < < <
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